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SamChurch Offline
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(10-01-2017 08:57 PM)Mudbill Wrote:  I think they need to focus more on a modding and community scene for their next title for there to be more activity here. As it stands, SOMA did not quite deliver what they had hoped in terms of moddability, so we only got the occasional tech support threads here in the aftermath of its release. Hopefully the next title(s) will improve on that, because the community sorely needs some love after our daddies have left us Sad

I agree greatly. I love the direction Bethesda took with Fallout 4 and the remaster of Skyrim for current gen consoles. There's an option on the title screen for mods. They encourage you to use mods so much that they created an option for it! They've even started hiring modders for their "creation club" add-ons (which is personally not that great, but that's beside the point). I hope to see more devs take a route similar to this.

Another such example is The Binding of Isaac Rebirth: Afterbirth+. The dev always dreamed that one day the community would be the core of creation for the future of the game, and finally he decided to implement "booster packs" to the game feature all the community favorite mods from the Steam Workshop. New content is fairly regularly added from the community into the game. This encourages more people to create in the hopes that one day their creation will be featured in the base game.

Overall, I think we're heading into a time of synergy between devs and their modding community. The biggest remaining step is for the devs to open up the doors and let everyone in. Once that's accomplished, the gaming community will boom even greater!
10-01-2017 09:30 PM
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What really deterred me from modding SOMA in the immediate was that while the modding tools were made available on release, documentation was not. It took months before the "Engine Scripts" pages of SOMA were added onto the Wiki, even to the point where Mudbill and I were going to take it upon ourselves to document the functions in the helper files ourselves (only for like, less than 24 hours after, FG made the pages Tongue )

Like, once upon a time, I made this thread, and I was more than happy to continue working on it, but the lack of documentation available really deterred me from exploring it in-depth.

If FG continue to make modding a crucial movement in their future products, then excellent; but if they can take any lessons, I would ask them (kindly, of course) to provide slightly lesser buggy tools with slightly more emphasis on user-friendliness in regards to documentation. While the transition from Amnesia to SOMA was not too difficult, the new engine is rather daunting with its altered script rules which proved somewhat difficult to inference in the early stages.

Maybe someday, I'll redownload SOMA and give it another go, but that day will come when I get a new laptop or computer capable of running SOMA at a greater than 10FPS performance I currently am forced to live with. Certainly want to release a mod I was working on involving the Construct robot. I have many ideas to employ in that sector Smile

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10-01-2017 11:57 PM
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Oh. Is SOMA a heavy game? Haven't ever really checked.
10-02-2017 11:42 AM
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(10-02-2017 11:42 AM)SamChurch Wrote:  Oh. Is SOMA a heavy game? Haven't ever really checked.

It depends on your definition of heavy.

10-23-2017 08:51 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1gyD7fCimA

10-24-2017 06:49 AM
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So little life here... let's talk about something - what's up?
11-16-2017 08:18 PM
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Come on, you're gonna have to give us a topic unless you wanna hear how the weather is Smile
Which in fact is somewhat cold. We have -10 celsius today.

11-17-2017 02:40 AM
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On the contrary, it has been around 30C+ around here. [Image: 53ef346458017da2062aca5c7955946b.svg]

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11-17-2017 01:06 PM
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+2C, rains shit here. I mean, how's life? Any changes there? Any personal achievements?
11-17-2017 02:02 PM
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I think this is the only achievement I've gotten recently
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11-17-2017 06:20 PM
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